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More Animals Found Decapitated, Skinned Along Road

Authorities Increase Reward To $6,100

Nearly a dozen animals were found decapitated and skinned on the side of a Superior Township road Thursday morning, where authorities have an ongoing investigation of similar discoveries.

A driver spotted the dead animals -- including two skinned foxes, two decapitated deer, a coyote intact and five skinned coyotes -- in the area of Gotfredson and Warren roads, Local 4 learned.

Authorities have been investigating after a terrier mix was found decapitated along a stretch of Harris Road Wednesday evening and a rotweiler was found in a similar condition on March 16, Local 4 reported.

"This was someone's pet. This dog was healthy and fat," said Julie Curtis of the Huron Valley Humane Society about the terrier mix.
The humane society responded to Harris and Geddes roads in Superior Township on March 16 to find a female rottweiler bound by her feet with duct tape and decapitated. The dog was lying next to five skinned coyote carcasses, according to a Humane Society of Huron Valley news release.

"I think it's the (fur) trappers maliciously killing them, and they're family pets," said Curtis.
Though trapping season begins in October and ends March 1, humane officials say these are the first instances involving a household pet.
Local 4 viewer Mark Sondergaard tipped the Humane Society in the discovery Wednesday evening. He saw a news report on Tuesday, then discovered the terrier mix a day later, according to the station's reports.
Sondergaard said he has a Jack Russell terrier, and it is "a little close to home for this to be happening."
Curtis said the Humane Society received more than 60 tips in a 24-hour period Thursday. A reward, which started at $500, has increased to $6,100 for information leading to an arrest and conviction, according to Curtis.

For more information on the Humane Society of Huron Valley call (734) 662-5585, or go to

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Warning to pet owners

Mark Brinkman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 20, 2005 -- Diamond Pet Food has discovered aflatoxin in a product manufactured at our facility in Gaston, South Carolina. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic chemical by-product from the growth of the fungus Aspergillus flavus, on corn and other crops.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have notified our distributors and recommended they hold the sale of all Diamond Pet Food products formulated with corn that were produced out of our Gaston facility (see complete list below). Please note that products manufactured at our facilities in Meta, Missouri and Lathrop, California are not affected. The Gaston facility date codes are unique from other Diamond facility codes in that either the eleventh or twelfth character in the date code will be a capital "G" (in reference to Gaston). The range of date codes being reviewed are "Best By 01-March-07" through Best By " 11-June-07". Diamond's quantitative analysis records substantiate that Diamond's corn shipments were definitively clear of aflatoxin after December 10. As such, "Best By 11-June-07" date codes or later are not affected by this notice.

States serviced by our Gaston facility include Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (eastern), Main, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Vermont, and Virginia.

We are rapidly analyzing retained samples of all products produced in Gaston so we can isolate specific lot numbers impacted and provide this information to our distributors, retailers and customers as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile, if your pet is showing any symptoms of illness, including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes and/or gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea, please consult your veterinarian immediately.

Product quality and customer satisfaction are important to us. We pledge to keep you updated as new developments occur.

Gaston Facility Products Removed From Sale

Diamond Low Fat Dog Food
Diamond Hi-Energy Dog Food
Diamond Maintenance Dog Food
Diamond Performance Dog Food
Diamond Premium Adult Dog Food
Diamond Puppy Food
Diamond Maintenance Cat Food
Diamond Professional Cat Food
Country Value Puppy
Country Value Adult Dog
Country Value High Energy Dog
Country Value Adult Cat Food
Professional Chicken & Rice Senior Dog Food
Professional Reduced Fat Chicken & Rice Dog Food
Professional Adult Dog Food
Professional Large-Breed Puppy Food
Professional Puppy Food
Professional Reduced Fat Cat Food
Professional Adult Cat Food

Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
C339 Veterinary Medical Center
1352 Boyd Avenue
St. Paul, MN
(612) 624-5607
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Hazel needs a home! Please repost this wherever you can, it would be nice for Hazel to find her forever home for the holidays! She has been in the shelter system FOREVER, and my friend took her home to give her a break from the stressful shelter atmosphere. Please, either adopt this sweetie, or tell EVERYONE you know about Hazel--she's really touched both me and my friend and we want her to be in a real home.

I know it's a crappy daybed, but it's better than a cold shelter floor!

Getting Hazel-kisses.

"I'm a hound, I'm a hound, I'm a hound."

I quote Holly:
"Hazel is a year old, spayed female Hound mix. She was a transfer to the shelter my friend is with from a shelter in Virgina with a really high euthansia rate. She's beat the odds. I'd like to see her in a home where she's the only dog, but she could probably live with cats. She's great with kids. As far as her energy level, she's a couch potato, nice and chill! Completely housebroken!"

We can find this lucky pup a home.

For info on how you can meet this sweetie, msg my friend on Myspace at, or instant message her at MoreEmoThanYou81.

Thanks for your time.

Holly and Hazel.
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Stop Animal Fighting

Tell Congress to Reject Indefensible Defense Bill
The Department of Defense appropriations bill is no present for animals. Not only did the leadership making final decisions on the bill go out of their way to reject common-sense and humane language to stop the spread of avian flu by cracking down on cruel cockfights, they inserted a controversial amendment to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Tell Congress to reject this bill that omits a crucial anti-cockfighting provision and opens a national wildlife refuge to energy production that will harm sensitive wildlife species like polar bears and caribou. This bill will be up for a vote as soon as Wednesday, so it is important for you to take action right now.
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This is actually an urgent listing, so if you can't act fast, please don't reply.

We are temporarily taking in 30- 40 Lhasa/Poodle-Poodle/Chihuahua mixes from an urgent breeder situation. Gorgeous small dogs of every color, all below 3-4 years. Not vetted. There are a couple rescues pending who will take several, but there will be plenty left.

The catch is we can only hold them in boarding 48 hours, any interested rescue would have to be able to come to Southern Indiana to pick them up by Friday. They are not vetted, and we don't have funds to vet out 30-40 dogs all at once, but they all appear quite healthy and affectionate.

If any legitimate rescue groups with references would like to take the opportunity to help some very sweet, adoptable dogs, please contact us immediately at: (
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Darla's Petfinder page

Darla is a 7-8 year old German Shepherd mix. She was left at the New Castle/Henry County Shelter by her "family".

She is a shy senior girl who is short on time. If you can adopt, rescue, or need more information contact Dana Salkoski (

Please let me know if you become involved in this girl's life!

Permission to crosspost far and wide!!


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Little pup Miracle hangs on, with help

People are rallying to the badly abused puppy found Monday, sending money for care and good wishes for her recovery.

By JAMAL THALJI, Times Staff Writer
Published December 8, 2005

CRYSTAL SPRINGS - The more Gary Franckewich learns about the tortured puppy he named Miracle, the harder the words come out.

He knew the 14-pound puppy he found Monday afternoon was in bad shape: a rubber band wrapped tightly around the dog's jaws, her tongue left sticking out, deprived of food and water for perhaps days.

But Wednesday, he found out just how much Miracle has suffered.

"She had a broken back leg and one broken front leg and her hip was broken, too," said a teary-eyed Franckewich. "How could this little dog even walk to where I was?"

Emotions still ran high Wednesday for those who have come to learn Miracle's story, along with an outpouring of money for veterinarian bills and outrage that anyone could intentionally inflict such pain.

"I can't believe the amount of people that have stepped up and want to help," said Pam Edris, office manage at the Crystal Springs Veterinary Clinic, which is treating Miracle. "It's been astronomical, but it's been wonderful."

Edris said her office has been inundated with calls about Miracle, offering financial support and even a home when the puppy regains her health.

But Miracle isn't out of the woods yet.

More than half of the pit bullterrier's tongue has been amputated. She is being fed through an IV. But her mouth also rotted, and now she is losing some of her lips. Her immune system is low, which is why Miracle can't risk receiving visitors.

Dr. Gail Mendenhall won't be able to perform surgery until Miracle has been fully diagnosed. Her bills could exceed $1,500, and if she survives, Miracle will need rehabilitation and constant care.

Among the donations pledged this week, west Pasco businessmen Tommy McCormick, Danny Timmer and Angel Villamil are offering a $700 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Not that Miracle is holding a grudge.

"As amazing as it is, she still loves humans," Edris said. "When we go back there . . . her little tail goes thump, thump, thump."

What would be even more amazing, Franckewich said, is if he can take Miracle to his home one day. Despite the expense and time required, the carpenter said he can't give her up.

"I work. . . . I work a lot . . . but I do, I want to have her. . . . ," he said. "I would love to be able to have the chance to have her and take care of her. . . .

"How can I not? Basically, she found me."


The Crystal Springs Veterinary Clinic can be reached at (813) 788-4511. The clinic is asking donors to send checks in care of the clinic to P.O. Box 818, Crystal Springs, FL, 33524. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office asks anybody with information about the puppy to call toll-free 1-800-706-2488. For information about the reward, contact Jo-Dan Auto Sales at (727) 846-0446 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Puppy's Ears Cut Off; Humane Society Investigating
Created: 12/6/2005 7:41:09 AM
Updated: 12/6/2005 10:26:23 PM

(KSDK) - The Missouri Humane Society of Missouri is investigating a case of animal abuse.

A four month old boxer and pit bull mix was brought in to the Normandy Animal Hospital last night with both his ears cut off.

The veterinarian says this is the worst case of abuse he has seen in his 25 year career.

"King" is a four month old boxer and pit bull mix. The puppy's owner says the dog ran away for several hours and when it came back his ears had been cut off.

It's not clear what was used to cut off the dog's ears. The vet says recovery will be long and painful for the dog.

In addition to the Humane Society, police were also contacted.

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